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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 8 by freeradical(m): 1:18am On May 29, 2019
Congratulations to all recent COPR recipients. Success awaits you all in Canada.
For those planning short-landing in Edmonton and want to avoid the hassles of immediately signing a lease I've got an apartment for short rental (July to October). It's a 2 Bedroom 1 Bath apartment 908sq ft located in century park which has both LRT and Metro station for easy commute around the city. The rent is $1050 a month and it includes one free parking, heating and water and electricity. Location of the property is Fairmont Village Saddleback road NW Edmonton.
Contact me via PM if interested.
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|Religion / Re: Mary Is Not The Mother Of God by freeradical(m): 7:48am On Aug 15, 2018
donpy:If you can understand the more mysterious doctrine of the trinity so clearly how come you are struggling to get why Mary deserves the title Mother of God which flows from everything you just wrote up here about the nature and composition of the Godhead.
You said it yourself that Jesus Christ is God the son and thus God. Scriptures makes it clear a Virgin will bear the messiah. Scripture makes it clear that Virgin was Mary. Jesus is both true God and true man at the same time. So how can you boldly say Mary is only the Mother of the man Jesus not the God Jesus.
In your efforts to appear less logical you have ended up confusing yourself on an otherwise simple conclusion.
We all know Jesus pre existed Mary as well as all of creation. When man fell, God set a plan in motion to redeem mankind. God himself will save us and reconcile us to himself. He chose to come through a woman, Mary. Until u understand that he came as true God and true man at the same time you will keep erring on this topic. He was God from the very minute Mary said yes to the angel, that's why Elizabeth's Child leapt for joy in the womb. That's why on his birth shepherds saw Angels come down from heaven heralding his birth. He is called Immanuel, God with us. The child Mary bore was God!
|Religion / Re: Mary Is Not The Mother Of God by freeradical(m): 7:30am On Aug 15, 2018
blueAgent:You are just one broken record. Point out the lie in the post let me give you the scriptural backing on it.
If anyone is out here to decieve it's you cos throughout this discourse you have been totally insincere. In the end your motive will become clear for all to see.
|Religion / Re: Mary Is Not The Mother Of God by freeradical(m): 7:30am On Aug 13, 2018
What a display of ignorance by the OP and his band of Catholic bashers. I love the church because it is the source and pillar of truth. See how the Catholics have responded with scriptural and traditional (based on the apostles) evidence on this topic rather they have kept lying to themselves that Mary is not the mother of God. Let me lay the facts again for you all so you can read again but no Catholic here can make you understand. Only the holy spirit can....especial those of you who claim to be altar servers and born in catholic home.
1. The term Mother of God "Theotokos" as ascribed to Mary is a title. It doesn't mean she is the Mother of the Godhead which is the Father, son and holy spirit.
2. Jesus Christ from the moment of his incarnation(immediately Mary said those words to Angel Gabriel "I am the handmaid of the Lord let it be unto me according to your word", is both man and God the son. That is why none of you can answer to Ubens question that at what point did the God part join the man part that Mary bore
3. St Elizabeth was the first to use this title to describe Mary when she said mother of my Lord. Note the L in Capital...she was at the time carrying John the Baptist so was filled with the Holy spirit when she made this pronunciation. What is filling you guys to come here and dispute that? Definitely not the same Holy spirit.
4. The early church has been through this debacle. There were those who argue for "Christotokos" which means mother of Christ, and these are the Nestorians. We all know how Nestorianism ended....it is a false teaching that the early church fathers dealt with.
5. This is the way the Trinity works. God the father is God, God the son is God, God the holy spirit is God. They are not three Gods but one God because they coexist in perfect harmony. So if Mary is the Mother of God the Son, how does the title Mother of God not fit since God the son is God.
6. Whatever version of Christianity you practise it is folly to keep bashing the Catholic Church. This is because one way or the other there is an element of Catholicism you practise. It is not called the Mother church for nothing. That bible you r quick to brandish was given to you by the church. The church is guided by the holy spirit and all you lot have is the bible, which is a dangerous tool in the hands of someone who lacks the wisdom to correctly interprete its contents. Those books didnt just band themselves together over the centuries, people actually sat down under the guidance of the Holy spirit to piece those books together. You guys do not even know the validity of the version you are carrying now because the original texts were in different languages and before the reformation they were all in Latin. How sure are you the reformers translated every word accurately as the original Latin text they copied from (I'm not talking of the original texts of the books which would have been in Greek or aramaic). Yet if the church comes up with a doctrine you all are quick to argue brandishing your bibles as only evidence.
Mary is the Mother of God. That you dont like the sound of it means a different spirit from the spirit of God who chose her to birth the Redeemer is driving you. Be wary of whatever anti Catholic write ups you see online and don't jump to start bashing Catholics. Even Christ said it that the enemy will plant weeds amongst the good seeds. Pray for the Holy spirit to guide you to properly discern the truth. You do not have to be Catholic or agree with the pope. Your salvation is in your hands. You are not going to save any Catholic by dispelling lies and blaspheming against the Mother of God....how dare you call Mary a vessel. Even me never call my mama vessel. Is that what we want to reduce our Mothers to now.
Worship the Lord in spirit and truth and stop this hypocrisy!
|Sports / Re: Argentina Players 'will Decide Team' For World Cup Clash With Nigeria by freeradical(m): 7:53am On Jun 24, 2018
Coach Rohr and his boys should just stick to the plan. With that last game formation and some discipline we will surely beat this team.
Our greatest undoing will be playing defensive for a draw. Let's go for the win and hope Iceland also beats Croatia. We can still win this group and get a better second round draw.
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|Sports / Re: Argentina Vs Croatia: World Cup (0 - 3) - On 21st June 2018 by freeradical(m): 8:16pm On Jun 21, 2018
Even commentator just said Iceland will beat Nigeria when analyzing Argentina's chances....
Super Eagles this is your chance to shock the world tomorrow
|Sports / Re: Argentina Vs Croatia: World Cup (0 - 3) - On 21st June 2018 by freeradical(m): 8:03pm On Jun 21, 2018
samtol4:Not necessarily if we score enough goals against Iceland. Goal difference will be d decider
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 1:16am On May 30, 2018
HTC2017:No p. I just replied from my mentions. Good to see that your predicament is solved. Safe driving out there man
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 12:23am On May 30, 2018
HTC2017:Well you probably applied for the GDL exemption with a fake license. I had the same issue even though I did not know it was fake before I submitted. There are security features on the license which you cannot spot with your naked eye but they do with their equipment.
Like @fusion said you can appeal the decision by calling the number on that your exemption letter which is the special investigation unit like I did. Take whatever documents u have to prove your case and go for the interview. Your best line of defense will be that you got a license from an agent inside FRSC. The interview can be intense because those guys are peace officers but if you have a letter of drivers record from FRSC they will accept that. Get your story straight and appeal.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 12:16am On May 28, 2018
salford1:Na to go find shop oo
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 11:04pm On May 27, 2018
salford1:True. My first haircut here was done by my wife who had never handled clipper before. Every other one after that has been me and I have no prior experience on cutting hair . Tho if I was a professional barber I'd take serious offense with @maternal for that phrase
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 9:03pm On May 11, 2018
Hi guys long time So someone was asking if he should get the FRSC drivers record. My advice is that anything you can get from Nigeria while you can still get it cos you never know how it can come in handy. I was Alberta bound but I still got the FRSC drivers record through the help of @mummyjaygirls who landed a month after we did. Even though i did not need it one instinct pushed me to do it. So it happened I lost my drivers license the day I went for my first knowledge test, which I failed , and the registry was adamant to enrolling me for the Non GDL driving program until they see my license. I had to wait for months after applying online for a renewal from FRSC which wasn't forth coming. Deciding to do the normal naija thing after waiting for months by asking a friend to hook me up with someone to get the license from FRSC office in Lagos. Dude ended up processing one fake license like that which I didnt know cos it looked authentic so I used it to apply. I got denied and exempted from the GDL exemption but was given a number to call and appeal. That's how I appealed and took all my documents including the FRSC record I didnt need. The peace officer only took note of that letter and said he recognized it as original. That's how he started apologizing to me that it was a trainee that handled my filenif mot they wont have denied me. He said they were aware that agents process fake drivers license and pass it as original to unsuspecting Nigerians applying from diaspora. That's how I was allowed to take d road test a d got my license the following week.
This is just one example. I've seen guys that got good insurance deals because they had a letter from their insurance company from back home. Once your instinct prompts u to get any document follow that instinct because the force moving you to Canada knows you are gonna need it.
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:16pm On Mar 22, 2018
Hello e-family. For those in Alberta who knows when next the Nigerian High commission are coming to the province for electronic capture/biometric. I need to know before I go cast money begin carry family travel to Ottawa.
cc salford1, fusion23, vcole, maternal et al
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 11:32pm On Jan 31, 2018
Elle78:Sorry for bringing u back to this but I just feel to chip in my own position on this matter because it's a health issue and a little baby is involved. I studied biochemistry and I know for a fact that X-ray damage DNA. Then if u consider that the neonate you are carrying is still undergoing a lot of cell division as they grow the risk of DNA damage resulting in a mutation is quite high at this stage.
I know others have done it and their children came out fine but that doesn't in any way eliminate the risk. The lead apron mitigates the risk but doesn't eliminate it completely. DNA damage once it occurs can never be reversed. Sometimes these things go unnoticed because it may not present any symptoms now until much later when d damaged DNA needs to start producing it's own protein. That may be at puberty or even much later in the child's life and then no one will link the effect to the real cause.
So based on this I advise you wait. Canada is always there and will still be there after ur baby is born. I was in the same boat too. My wife was 7months pregnant when we got ITA and I had to make this choice. I chose to not put my baby at risk in any way cos I would not forgive myself if anything were to happen to him as a result of a poor decision from me.
Now you know the full gist. Make an informed decision and I wish you a successful resettlement in Canada
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:49am On Jan 10, 2018
vcole:You are absolutely correct. Canadian experience here is real and is observed differently based on the industry or profession. Like no matter how sound you are as a doctor you just can't come here and expect anyone to hire you as a GP without taking the necessary steps to obtain your medical license.
That being said everyone should endeavour to check and research properly his/her own profession to know what works.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:41am On Jan 10, 2018
SixSigma1:We have to be careful as Nigerians because the Nigerian community here is growing and starting to gain some recognition from the locals and we don't want them to form negative stereotypes about us. It's a good thing you mentioned this here so we all can re-brand our mindsets.
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:34am On Jan 10, 2018
honey86:You are completely right and have spoken well. To buttress your point with that of six sigma, management is a whole different ball game here. I'm trying to unlearn everything I know about management from Nigeria and replacing that knowledge with real people mgt.
I'm already job shadowing with some of the other managers and from what I can see I have to really modify my management style. Its worse if the work environment is unionized. There are strict rules to follow for basically everything. And they never ever shout or curse like we usually do in Nigeria to drive home our point.
It's really a bad precedence being set by some Nigerians in the past by failing to manage the change in their workplace and this will definitely affect others coming down the line. My best advice is that we must develop a strong work ethic. Our country is messed up compared to theirs because of the difference in work ethic. If you are putting in an 8hr shift here be prepared to be up and running for the whole 8hrs aside your allotted break time. All those rubbish we get away with back home won't fly here because once you don't put in enough time and focus to your work it shows I'm your result. This guys have amazing systems that tracks everything and there is nowhere to hide.
Getting the job is only the first part of the equation... Keeping it is where the main work lies!
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 5:03pm On Jan 07, 2018
Jonbeezy:You can only get a job in Canada of you are legally permissible to. You must have at least a work permit to be legally permissible to work in Canada. No employer will be willing to break the law just to hire you. So even if u are in talks with any employer willing to offer you a job let them know your status as they can be willing to help you process a LMIA backed work visa if they need you that badly.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:58pm On Jan 07, 2018
jyteman:I am in the food and beverage manufacturing industry and of course there are opportunities in this industry almost every where in Canada.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:55pm On Jan 07, 2018
maternal:Senior if you understand where I am coming from and have worn my shoes you won't only be preaching but will be shouting out on rooftops.
See me wey them reject for Nigeria, roaming about without job for the past 20months, only to enter Canada and made management in the biggest brewing company in the world in less than 3months, and you say it's not God.
Forget that Alberta effect thing for once and see the peculiarity of my case. Am I the only immigrant that landed Alberta in the past 6months? I'm I the only one who attended job seminars? What are the odds of something like this happening? Heck, even the people where I work keep telling me they haven't witnessed such a thing. That I just broke a record! Who I sabi for Canada. I've never even been to Cotonou before I took the leap of faith to come here.
I'm not saying that I'm special in any way to others but when I attribute my success to God I know what I'm saying. If I don't speak the truth and take God's glory for myself then I'm not worthy of any of his favours. That's why I'm encouraging others to believe.
Work as though it all depends on your work, and pray as though it all depends on God. We will all have and share our testimonies
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 6:49am On Jan 07, 2018
I'm back people with yet another of my recent experience with career advancement in Canada. So you guys remember me telling you all how I got two jobs and was spoilt for choice over which to pick. Well to refresh those that may have forgotten I chose the big firm (even though the position was temporary and entry level hourly operator while the other was permanent ,full time but for a smaller firm) because I believed it had better prospects for career growth.
Well I took my humble pie and resumed for the hourly operator job on 2nd January and we were all placed on a 3day orientation and training program. It went on like that up until Thurs when something dramatic happened. After we have been dispersed to head to our various departments, as I was waiting in the lobby with my other colleagues for our department rep, I was approached by the operations manager who asked if I could spare him 5mins of my time. I obliged and he took me to a meeting room and we were immediately joined by another manager. I sensed I was going to be interviewed again, so I quickly psyched myself. The operations manager started by telling me he needed a new group manager in his department as one of his guys just got promoted and moved to another location and he feels I can fill that position. The next 30-45mins was a grilling but yet refreshing interview where I was mainly asked competency based questions that required I relate my answers very well to my past experiences (which all came from Nigeria).
Afterwards I left the interview feeling like what just happened and went back to join the rest of my hourly operator crew only for the heads upstairs to send for me again after like 30mins. When I came up this time, the operations manager was there to receive me and then he told me there is someone he will like me to meet. This time it was the overall Plant manager who is the top boss in the Edmonton plant. I almost froze to the floor but then as omo naija my head quickly correct . After a firm handshake with the Plant manager I was taken to a larger conference room just me and him. Then he started interviewing me again. As usual I kept relating my answers to past work experiences from Nigeria. In the end he thanked me and encouraged me to keep developing myself especially in the new job I was being offered as they strictly apply meritocracy in career advancement in d organization.
I closed from work that still perplexed at how fast my fortunes are about to change. I got home and was still narrating the whole ordeal to my wife when I got a call from the operations manager that I have got the job and if I'm willing to accept the offer. I answered in the affirmative. Then he asked me to come into the plant the next day(we were billed to attend a safety training off-site as the hourly operators) as I need to sign a new offer letter and start immediately on the new management position I was offered.
So people that was how I started the year/week as a floor staff but ended the week as a first-line manager. The purpose of my sharing this story is not to in any way pride in my efforts because I owe everything I am to God but to encourage someone/anyone who can dare to believe in the impossible. Yes miracles still do happen. It's not by he that runneth but on the Lord that showeth mercy. Be courageous my fellow naija Canadians. Go out there and claim what's yours!
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 8:26am On Dec 25, 2017
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 8:26am On Dec 25, 2017
sleekchic:Yup, we shop from all of the above but majorly d Canadian superstores @vcole mentioned
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 6:07am On Dec 24, 2017
sleekchic:Lemme attempt this for a family of four with two pre-school age kids
Groceries......................400 (being ultra conservative here)
Internet/cable TV...........105 (I'm getting this free for signing a one year lease with my rental company)
Phone bill......................110 (For two phone lines with Fido)
Child care cost...............769 (After removing the government subsidy)
Bus pass x 2..................190
These are basic expenditure you will encounter as a newly landed immigrant hence the request for POF. I didnt even add miscellaneous expenses. Now you have it. I hope this doesnt scare you off from completing your journey to Canada
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 5:15am On Dec 20, 2017
czaratwork:Inspiring write up. Your victory is already nigh
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 5:12am On Dec 20, 2017
Congrats @AZeD1 and thanks for also sharing and buttressing about being ingenious about our job search techniques.
I also did a Skype interview for a recruiter for a job in New Brunswick. Guess how I got the opportunity,.....LinkedIn. Dude head hunted me from LinkedIn. So my people you may all want to arrange your LinkedIn profiles Canada style (skill and achievements based) cos you never know.
PS my current boss has been my network connection on LinkedIn. I added him even before landing and have been sending him a couple of mails. The guy already has taken a liking to me because he says he admires my persistence and determination to advance my career in Canada.
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 2:15am On Dec 20, 2017
vcole:Yeah too much doubts are being sowed in people's hearts recently regarding relocating to N.America and I see the amount of energy being expended on the issue. With more people sharing their experiences people can tell facts from fiction.
Good to know our Canadian baby is doing aii. Edmonton is merely getting psyched up for d second wave of a blazing winter. Temperature has already dropped to -13°C today and from tomorrow we expect snowfall.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 1:45am On Dec 20, 2017
bbaby84:Awesome. It's always a good sign once you start getting calls for interview. Wish you guys success on the job search.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 5:24pm On Dec 19, 2017
Deebay:Your choice of airline will only be determined by your pocket size or how much u r willing to spend on flight against d level of comfort u desire through d journey. We used Royal air maroc and it wasn't bad. Had a 9hr layover at Montreal airport and that was enough to complete our landing formalities. Anything up to 3hours will be fine for the landing.
Congratulations on your PPR. I really share in your excitement
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 9:31am On Dec 19, 2017
salford1:U no get shaking bro. But no shack d one the one we go read for breatholyser oo when u start driving back to your base. my hand no dey
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 9:29am On Dec 19, 2017
vcole:Thanks madam vcole. I feel giving back to the thread I've gained so much from is only fair. How is our Canadian baby holding up?
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